93% of people can't identify all the names of these baby animals! Can you?

By: Shayna
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Cute, cuddly, squeezable are names we use to describe adorable baby animals. But, do you know their actual baby names? Take this quiz to see how many animal baby names you can figure out. Be careful, some of these are tricky!

In sea turtles, the sex of a hatchling is determined by incubation temperature. Turtle hatchlings will instinctively swim against waves to to reach safety.

A giraffe calf can stand up and walk within an hour of its birth! Giraffes are not only the tallest mammals on earth, but they can also run as fast as 35 mph.

Frogs begin their lives as tadpoles, or polywogs that are hatched in the water from tiny jelly-covered eggs. The mother frog will lay thousands of eggs at one time.

Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans and were being herded 9,000 years ago. Their average birth rate is 2.2 kids per year.

Geese fly in a “V” formation. If one goose is injured, other geese will stay with it until it dies or can rejoin the flock.

Chicks refer to a variety of baby birds. At hatching, a flamingo chick has grey down feathers and is the size of a tennis ball.

Like humans, baby monkeys are also called infants. Scientist have discovered 264 known spices of monkeys.

Baby elephants are called calves and adult males are called bulls and the females cows. Elephants are pregnant for a whopping 22 months and their babies weigh an average of 200 lbs at birth.

Lion cubs are born with tawny black spots which eventually disappear as they grow older. Mothers can give birth to up to 6 cubs at a time!

Though they look like snakes, eels are actually fish! Eel is a delicacy in some cultures, but it's blood is toxic, so it needs to be cooked thoroughly.

Beluga whales are known for being vocal. They are social creatures and tend to travel in large groups.

It takes roughly 11 months for a foal to fully develop inside of the horse. They can get sick easily due to their poor immune system.

Baby sharks, or pups, instinctively know how to survive immediately after birth. The mother shark goes about her business without giving her baby a second thought.

The smallest boar is the pygmy hog. It grows to a length between 1.8 and 2.4 feet tall from hoof to shoulder.

A newborn joey can't suckle or swallow, so the kangaroo mom must use her muscles to help pump milk down her baby's throat.

A male duck is called a drake, a female duck a hen, and a baby duck a duckling.

Bongos are a type of antelope that live in African lowland rain forests.

Chicks can see in full color, just like humans!

Camels humps are used to store fat and not water as popularly believed. Their humps help the camels stay cool in hot climates and their fat can be converted to food and water when their bodies need it.

A baby llama is called a cria, and can weigh 20-30 pounds at birth. Crias are usually up and walking around within one hour of being born!

A male baby horse is called a colt. Horses have the largest eyes out of any land animal!

Are you my brother? Twin fawns are separated by their mother and typically not reunited until several weeks later.

Manatees are nicknamed sea cows due to their large stature. They are herbivores and can safely move between salty and fresh water without being harmed.

Baby wolves are known as pups or puppies. Pups grow rapidly, and gain between 2.6 and 3.3 pounds per week for the first 14 weeks of their lives!

All kittens are born with blue eyes, but most of them will eventually turn green, yellow, or brown. Melanin, the pigment responsible for determining eye color, doesn’t move into a kitten’s eyes until she’s nearly 12 weeks old.

Cows can't vomit. The average cow drinks 30 to 50 gallons of water each day and they're masters at keeping their liquids down. Cows have FOUR compartments in their stomachs! The rumen, reticulum, omasum and the abomasum.

Baby cheetas are blind at birth and are covered with a thick coat of fur, called a mantle, which helps to protect them from predators.

The ostrich is the tallest and the heaviest of all birds! While the huge ostrich is a bird, it cannot fly- it simply runs.

Unfortunately for the kit, their small size makes them highly vulnerable to woodland predators like bears and wolves. At birth, they only weighs about 1 pound!

Fox Kits are born blind, deaf, and toothless, but mature quickly. Around 4-5 weeks, their blue eyes darken to amber; within the first month, they develop their trademark white face patches; and they reach adult proportions in as little as six months.

The Ephyna is a baby jellyfish. A group of jellyfish is called a 'bloom', 'swarm' or 'smack'.

Platypus babies, or puggles, are born smaller than a jelly bean!

Newborn ferrets are tiny at birth! They can fit into a teaspoon. On average, ferrets live to be 6 or 7 years old.

Antelopes can live in diverse terrain that range from desserts to mountains to grasslands and wetlands. They have very sensitive senses that allow them to escape predators before it's too late.

Bearcats smell like freshly made popcorn! They like to climb trees and use their tails, like monkeys do, to help them move from branch to branch.

A fledgling is a baby bird that has some feathers and can hop around. Their parents push them out of the nest on purpose to help it learn to fly.

Eyases eat a ton of food and double their weight in only six days. At three weeks, they are ten times birth size.

Cria comes from the Spanish word cría, meaning "baby". Twin crias are rare and dangerous, approximately  1⁄1000, slightly rarer than the proportion of twins in human births.

The name for baby fish is quite ironic: fry, a common method of preparing the edible varieties to eat.

Bat pups grow up quickly. Some species start hunting on their own within a month of being born.

A Stoat has a similar appearance to a weasel, although the stoat is considerably larger and has a distinctive black tip to its tail. They mainly feast off rabbits.

Once a squab leaves the nest for the first time, it ignores its parents, begins to feed itself, and joins a flock (like a true teenager). The flock is very particular to the area, sort of like a gang.

Mice, dogs, seals and sharks, oh my! Several animals are called pups at birth. Even baby beavers are referred to as pups.

Rather than sheltering their newborn young from potential dangers in their environment, a mother hare will leave her leveret behind for long periods of time -- within an hour of their birth -- in order to avoid attracting predators to them.

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